New Delhi: He made his Bollywood acting debut in 2016 with “Udta Punjab” and ever since then there was no looking back. Punjabi actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh, who is acclaimed for his versatility, says he does not believe he is a star yet, and prefers to be just called an “artiste”. Diljit rose to prominence in Indian showbiz with roles of varying shades in “Udta Punjab”, “Phillauri” and “Soorma”, as well as with his songs. Today, he has a fan following of 3.6 million on Twitter and 7.3 million on Instagram. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka With all the crazy fandom, does he feel he has achieved as a star? “I don’t consider myself a star in the Punjabi film industry. I don’t believe in stardom. I am an artiste and am working like one,” Diljit told IANS. He describes his three years in Bollywood as “a good journey”, and is looking forward to what the future holds for him. “It’s been a good journey. I have competed about three years in the industry. It’s been fun. I am getting good offers. Let us see where I stand five years from now,” he said. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna Turbaned characters have often been typecast in Bollywood. But Diljit, a Sikh, who has previously said that he feels honoured to represent his community in mainstream Hindi cinema, stressed that it is not happening anymore. “It must have happened before but I never felt I was being treated differently. Why should there be a mould? I never thought I’d get typecast. I have done all types of films — be it ‘Phillauri’, ‘Udta Punjab’, ‘Soorma’, ‘Arjun Patiala’ or ‘Good News’. I don’t know why there was a mould (but) thank god it’s not there anymore,” he said. The 35-year-old actor comes from a simple family in the village of Dosanjh Kalan in Phillaur tehsil, Jalandhar district, Punjab. His father, Balbir Singh, is a former employee of Punjab Roadways, and his mother, Sukhwinder Kaur, is a homemaker. Diljit started his acting career in 2011 with “Loins of Punjab”. He was subsequently seen in hits such as “Jatt & Juliet”, “Jatt & Juliet 2”, “Punjab 1984”, “Sardaar Ji”, “Ambarsariya”, “Sardaar Ji 2”, “Super Singh”, “Soorma”, “Sajjan Singh”, “Rangroot” and “Shadaa”. The actor is fondly called the king of Punjabi films, but Diljit likes to refer to himself as a singer. “I am singer. It (the tag of ‘king of Punjabi films’) has happened because of the love of people. I consider myself a singer and a small artiste,” said Diljit, who has sung several chartbusters such as “Laembadgini”, “5 taara”, “Kylie+Kareena”, “Patiala Peg”, “This Singh Is So Stylish” and “Do You Know”. His new film, “Arjun Patiala”, released on July 26. The film also stars Kriti Sanon and Varun Sharma. Talking about the film, Diljit said: “There is a film within a film. And I am one of the characters in the film who is a police officer and wants to work for the betterment of society. It’s an out and out comedy,” he said.
HALIFAX – One of the most prominent items in Jamie Baillie’s office, along with the John F. Kennedy portrait and the Sir John A. Macdonald action figure, is a signed baseball from Bill “Spaceman” Lee.Lee was Baillie’s favourite baseball player growing up, and the straight-laced accountant met the eccentric left-hander in the early 1980s, after spotting a poster at Dalhousie University: “Come to a talk by Bill Lee The Spaceman.”Baillie was the only person who showed up.“Now, as a politician who has gone into a few rooms where there was fewer people than expected, I can imagine how he was feeling,” laughed Baillie, Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservative leader.Instead of getting a speech, Baillie ended up drinking beer with Lee at Dalhousie’s Grawood student bar while the pair watched a World Series game together on television.“He was just a great character,” Baillie said of Lee, who as a member of the Boston Red Sox said he sprinkled his pancakes with marijuana. “This is a great memory for me.”Baillie enjoys a good story and a good laugh, standing in contrast to his wider public persona as the buttoned-down, cerebral leader of Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservatives.But the 51-year-old native of Truro, N.S., seems self-aware and comfortable in his own skin as he leads his party into the May 30 provincial election, his second as leader.“I’m not off the wall, I embrace that,” Baillie said in an interview with The Canadian Press.“I’m not the most exciting person, but I do enjoy the company of different kinds of people — people that have different life experiences than me. I find that really interesting.”Entering his seventh year as leader, the married father of two teenaged daughters is a self-admitted “political nerd,” with a long pedigree in Nova Scotia politics.While at Dalhousie he was president of the Young Progressive Conservatives, and often sparred on a campus radio panel with former premier Darrell Dexter, who led the Young New Democrats.But his career really kicked off in earnest after being introduced to John Hamm, who eventually became premier. He served three years, beginning in 2002, as Hamm’s chief of staff.Baillie said while he has his political heroes, it’s Hamm he considers as his true mentor.“You do not need to be a back-slapping, baby-kissing super extrovert to be a good premier, that’s one thing I definitely learned from him,” Baillie said. “I saw in him someone who had a nice gentlemanly exterior, but a core of steel on the inside.”While making it clear he is “a Tory,” Baillie also spoke of his interest in JFK, and about believing in the late Democratic Party president’s oft-quoted mantra: “To those whom much is given, much is expected.”A chartered accountant who returned to politics in 2010 after a stint as CEO of Credit Union Atlantic, Baillie said he knows he’s been lucky to have had good jobs, and to have come from a good family.“I do feel you should do something good with that for others, so I buy into that Kennedy philosophy,” he said.“Plus he was just a really cool guy. That obviously has some appeal as well.”Longtime political associate and friend Chris Lydon said it’s part of Baillie’s makeup that he isn’t an ideologue.Lydon, now vice-president, Nova Scotia, for m5 Public Affairs, said Baillie’s management approach hasn’t changed much since his time in Hamm’s office, and largely relies on collaboration.“While you never felt he didn’t have a steady hand or was unable to be decisive, he certainly seemed to weigh people’s opinions without coming in particularly biased or with over-formulated policy ideas,” said Lydon.However, Lydon conceded that the Baillie he knows has been somewhat constrained by the requirements of being the leader of the opposition, and always appearing to be negative.Indeed, Baillie has never seemed to gain significant traction in polls leading up to the election, and the party under his leadership has languished well behind the Liberals in second place.But as the May 30 election kicked off Sunday, he pitched himself as a sunny alternative to four years of Liberal austerity.Getting the voting public to warm to him is critical for Baillie, who may not get a third opportunity to seek power if the party’s performance doesn’t meet expectations.He said he’s well aware of the political reality, but doesn’t dwell on it.“Ultimately political parties want their leaders to win for them,” said Baillie. “I would like to win for my party, but also for all Nova Scotians, and I do believe that we are going to win.”
Islamabad: The Pakistan government on Monday approved a proposal to establish a corridor that will allow Hindu pilgrims from India to visit Sharda Peeth, an ancient Hindu temple and cultural site in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, according to a media report. The Sharda Peeth corridor, when opened, will be the second religious tract after Kartarpur corridor in Pakistan-controlled territory that will connect the two neighbouring nations. India had already sent a proposal to Pakistan to open the temple corridor, the Express Tribune reported quoting sources in Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “After Kartarpur, a piece of big news is in the offing for Hindus. Some of the government officials will visit the area and will later submit a report to the prime minister,” the sources said. When asked to comment on the development, official sources in New Delhi said India had made this request several times as part of the Composite Dialogue between India and Pakistan. The proposal was made keeping in mind the wishes and the religious sentiments of the people, they said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Established in 237 B.C. during the reign of Emperor Ashoka, the 5,000-year-old Sharada Peeth is an abandoned temple and ancient centre of learning dedicated to the Hindu goddess of learning. Between the 6th and 12th centuries C.E, Sharada Peeth was one of the foremost temple universities of the Indian subcontinent. It is also one of the three famous holy sites for Kashmiri Pandits, the other two being the Martand Sun Temple in Anantnag and the Amarnath temple. Kashmiri Pandit organisations have been demanding opening of the Sharda Peeth corridor for many years now. “Pakistan has decided to open the Sharda temple. Work on the project will start from the current year after which Hindus in Pakistan will also be able to visit the site,” Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member of the National Assembly (MNA) Ramesh Kumar said. “I am going to visit the place in a couple of days. I will also send a report to Prime Minister Imran Khan,” he added. In November last year, the Pakistani premier had laid the foundation stone for the 4-km Kartarpur corridor at Shakargarh in Narowal district of Pakistan’s Punjab province. The corridor is expected to be completed by 2019 and will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur — the final resting place of Sikh faith’s founder Guru Nanak Dev — with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims, who will have to just obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib, which was established in 1522 by Guru Nanak Dev.
MADRID — A senior official says that the Spanish government is asking the European Union to challenge a U.S. move to allow lawsuits against foreign companies operating in properties seized from Americans in post-revolution Cuba.The move, announced Tuesday, breaks with two decades of U.S. policy on the island.Spain, which has large investments in hotels and other tourism-related industries in Cuba, will ask the EU to challenge the decision in the World Trade Organization, a senior government official told The Associated Press.The official requested anonymity because she wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly. She added that Spain was committed to defending its interests on the island.Businesses from Canada, France and Great Britain among other countries also conduct business in properties nationalized after Fidel Castro took power in 1959.Aritz Parra, The Associated Press
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Thousands of trade union members and activists are marking May Day by marching through Asia’s capitals and demanding better working conditions and expanding labour rights.A South Korean major umbrella trade union has issued a joint statement with a North Korean workers’ organization calling for the Koreas to push ahead with engagement commitments made during a series of inter-Korean summits last year.Many of the plans agreed between the Koreas, including joint economic projects, have been held back by a lack of progress in nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang.May Day rallies are also being held in the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar and elsewhere in Asia.The Associated Press
Are you a ‘goal’ oriented person who knows the difference between a back pass and a through pass?The Brock Badgers women’s soccer team is looking for a head coach. Among the coach’s responsibilities, the person will be responsible for developing all aspects of the women’s soccer program, including coming up with a long-term recruitment and training plan, hiring a team of assistant coaches, running community clinics and developing fundraising opportunities.For more information, or to apply before the Feb. 10 deadline, visit the Brock Careers website.
Retour d’une partie des objets volés au musée du CaireLe mois dernier, profitant des émeutes qui ont secoué l’Egypte, des voleurs s’étaient introduits dans le musée du Caire et y avaient dérobé plusieurs objets précieux. Le ministère des Antiquités vient d’annoncer qu’une partie des objets venait d’être retrouvée.Les pièces qui ont été volées le mois dernier au musée du Caire étaient plusieurs objets précieux dont une statue de Toutankhamon et une amulette en forme de scarabée. Le ministre d’Etat aux antiquités, Zahi Hawass, annonce dans un communiqué que certains d’entre eux avaient été retrouvés.À lire aussiUne momie égyptienne vieille de 5500 ans renverse nos croyances sur l’embaumementA l’extérieur du musée, un morceau de sarcophage datant de 3.000 ans a été découvert. “Nous avons retrouvé à l’extérieur du musée deux des huit pièces manquantes, entre un bâtiment public incendié et la boutique de souvenirs. Nous poursuivons les recherches et nous trouverons davantage”, a indiqué le ministre aux journalistes de Reuters.Reste à retrouver une statue de Néfertiti, une statuette représentant un scribe et une statue en bois couverte d’or de Toutankhamon. Par ailleurs, le ministre a indiqué que des voleurs avaient également pillé un entrepôt situé à proximité des pyramides de Dachour, 35 kilomètres plus au sud.Le 20 février 2011 à 15:59 • Emmanuel Perrin
Nouvelle-Zélande : les équipes tentent de vider les cuves avant la rupture du cargoJeudi, les équipes d’intervention redoublaient d’efforts pour vider les cuves du cargo Rena du carburant qu’elles contiennent. Des fractures apparues sur la coque laissent supposer que le porte-conteneur est sur le point de se rompre.C’est un véritable défi contre la montre que doit désormais relever la Nouvelle-Zélande. En effet, la situation est loin de s’améliorer dans la baie de Plenty, l’une des plus belles anses du pays où s’est échoué mercredi dernier, un porte-conteneur libérien transportant quelque 1.700 tonnes de fioul. Hier, les autorités ont annoncé que de nouvelles fractures étaient apparues sur la coque du Rena qui a déjà laissé échapper 300 tonnes de carburant, souillant les eaux environnantes et les plages voisines. À lire aussiNouvelle-Zélande : trois vaches survivent miraculeusement au séisme grâce à un îlot de terreAujourd’hui, les équipes d’intervention ont donc redoublé d’efforts pour éviter le pire : que la totalité du chargement du Rena ne se déverse dans la mer. Pour cela, ils essaient de vider les cuves de carburant mais la tâche s’avère difficile alors que le cargo est fortement secoué par la houle. “Il n’y a pas de quoi être optimiste. Il semble que la meilleure chose à faire soit de tenter de pomper le fioul, et après seulement de savoir quoi faire du navire s’il se casse”, a expliqué Matthew Watson, un spécialiste de sécurité maritime dont la société, Svitzer, participe aux opérations. Interrogé sur la probabilité que la coque du navire rompe, celui-ci a répondu : “Il suffit de constater les dommages sur les deux flancs du navire”, relève l’AFP.Par ailleurs, les autorités ont dû ordonné l’évacuation des plages, où les habitants s’emploient à ramasser les galettes de pétrole sans protection particulière, après que l’un des 88 conteneurs tombés à la mer a libéré des substances dangereuses dont la nature n’a pas été précisée. A ce jour, plusieurs conteneurs sont tombés à la mer et un navire muni d’une grue est en route depuis Singapour pour enlever les conteneurs du bateau. La situation reste donc plus qu’incertaine et pourrait encore s’aggraver dans les prochaines 24 heures. Le 13 octobre 2011 à 12:26 • Maxime Lambert
The crime-fighting, wise-cracking team of Brooklyn’s 99th police precinct attended their first San Diego Comic Con this week.Dan Goor, creator and showrunner of cult comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, was joined by his stellar cast (sans Captain Holt Andre Braugher) to reminisce about their time on FOX, and tease a new beginning with NBC.Since its debut on in 2013, the single-camera sitcom has received critical acclaim for lead actors Andy Samberg (Jake Peralta) and Braugher, as well as its uncanny ability to blend serious issues with humor.Not to mention the almost religious fan following the ensemble show has accrued over five years.So it’s no surprise that when FOX canceled the series in May, it sparked outrage among the public—garnering responses from celebrities like Lin Manuel Miranda and Mark Hamill, who took to social media to share their horror at the erroneous decision.Enter savior NBC, which, 31 hours later, picked up the show for a 13-episode sixth season. A special message from the 99th precinct. #Brooklyn99 pic.twitter.com/NDdhSDY6fY— Brooklyn Nine-Nine (@nbcbrooklyn99) July 20, 2018Fans old and new can expect the same level of inclusion moving forward—possibly with some added cheek (literal and figurative).“We can bleep, and we can blur,” Samberg said of the seemingly more lax censorship standards at NBC.Five weeks into pre-production, Goor & Co. dropped some hints about what’s to come, including Jake and Amy adapting to life as newlyweds, and the promise of an episode devoted to past-their-prime detectives Hitchcock and Scully.The next series is set to return in 2019. Which gives me plenty of time on the elliptical to watch a lot of Brooklyn Nine-Nine episodes.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. “Do you see there’s so many people that LOVE our show?” – @melissafumero on the support for #Brooklyn99 Season 6. #SDCC— Brooklyn Nine-Nine (@nbcbrooklyn99) July 20, 2018As a B99 newbie (I watched a few episodes when it first aired, but got distracted for five years and only recently returned to catch up on Netflix), I know I have a lot yet to discover—spoilers be damned.(Also, spoilers ahead.)As reported by The Nerd Daily, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine Comic Con panel reflected upon previous seasons and storylines—most notably, the recent coming-out of Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz) as bisexual.“Dan is a person who believes in equality and inclusivity, and that shows in his writers’ room,” Beatriz said of her boss. “He wanted a bisexual person’s voice to be heard in that storyline, and it just so happened that the person who’s playing the character they wanted to turn bi is also bi. It was a gift, and I think we did it in an amazing way.”In an age when people openly throw shade at a bigoted US president and clapback at beauty brands’ lack of diverse products, B99‘s mixed-bag cast—Latinex, LGBTQIA, people of color, hilarious women—fits right in.And when the show does feature a member of a marginalized community, the writers “do not want to make a joke of it,” according to Samberg, “and give it proper respect.”
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsEffects of government shutdown not as severe as in the pastLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.For a number of reasons, the effects of this shutdown are more subtle than in the past.Coastal House lawmakers push for bipartisan coalitionJacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – JuneauTen state lawmakers — including two moderate Republicans — say they won’t aid Republicans in taking control of Alaska’s narrowly divided House of Representatives.Juneau fluoride study confirms old science, but doesn’t sway opponentsJeremy Hsieh, KTOO – JuneauNew research shows higher cavity procedure rates among Juneau children on Medicaid compared to when the city fluoridated its tap water.Details released for Delta flight that was temporarily grounded in ShemyaNathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageAuthorities released new details today about what happened after a commercial jet had to make an emergency landing on the remote Aleutian island of Shemya.Alaska’s top forester talks timber in SoutheastJacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – JuneauDave Schmid is tasked with managing over 22 million acres of federal land. Asked about the balancing act required for managing public lands, he spoke of his office’s commitment to all facets of Southeast Alaska’s economy, including timber.Report: Arrest rates for most drug crimes down for last three decadesKirsten Swann, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageArrest rates for most drug crimes in Alaska have fallen over the past three decades.These priests abused in Native villages for years: Part TwoEmily Schwing, Northwest News Network – WashingtonFor decades, Jesuit priests credibly accused of raping children and young women have lived and worked in the Northwest.Environmental group worried over effects of heavy traffic on Denali Park roadDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksAn environmental group is concerned about impacts of bus and other permitted traffic on the regulated portion of the 92-mile road into Denali National Park.UAF grad students head to South Pole to study ‘winds of space’Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageScience can sometimes take Alaska-based researchers on adventures to distant lands. And a project bringing together data from the Arctic and Antarctic recently sent two University of Alaska space physics students all the way from Fairbanks… to the South Pole.
The prime accused and in-charge of the ISIS module in Coimbatore, Mohammed Azarudeen, was arrested by the NIA.TwitterWhile carrying out searches at multiple locations in Coimbatore, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) nabbed a man, who is allegedly the mastermind of ISIS module in Tamil Nadu, on Wednesday, June 12.The accused, identified as Mohammed Azarudeen, was a Facebook friend of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday suicide bomber Zahran Hashim. According to fresh reports, the 32-year-old have shared radical content related to Zahran Hashim on social media platforms. A page named ‘KhilafahGFX’ was maintained by Azarudeen on Facebook, in which he shared IS-related ideologies.Who is Mohammed Azarudeen?Mohammed Azarudeen, the prime accused and in-charge of the ISIS module in Coimbatore, owns a tour and travel company in the city. Post his arrest, Azarudeen revealed that he befriended Zahran Hashim who led the National Tawheed Jamaath (NTJ) and was also the suicide bomber involved in the worst jihadi attack which killed over 250 people and injured 500 in the island nation.In a statement, the probe agency stated that it seized 14 cell phones, 29 SIM cards, 10 pen drives, three laptops, six memory cards, four hard disc drives, an internet dongle and 13 CDs/DVDs, besides one dagger, an electric baton, 300 air-gun pellets and a large number of incriminating documents. The NIA has also seized a few leaflets of Popular Front of India and Social Democratic Party of India from the houses and workplaces of the accused. The accused was being questioned by the probe agency based on the recoveries.It has been reported that on May 30, 2019, a case was registered in Coimbatore against the module allegedly led by Azarudeen along with five others who were allegedly propagating ISIS ideology on social media platforms. After reports surfaced about the accused and their associates recruiting young people, the NIA started their search operations.The dastardly Easter Sunday attacksEarlier, the NIA went to Colombo to exchange information on suspects of the Easter Sunday bombings. Post this, a man, 29, was arrested by the probe agency from the southern state of Kerala for alleged involvement in a planned suicide attack.The Islamic State group had claimed responsibility for the April 21 serial bombings in Sri Lankan which killed over 250 people and left another 500 injured. However, the Sri Lankan government claimed that NTJ carried out the attacks in the island nation with support from the Islamic State.
He also said Jatiya Oikya Front will not be affected by Mansur’s oath taking as the MP of the 11th parliament violating the alliance’s decision. “Gono Forum and Oikya Front expelled Mansur who has belittled himself to people. He also betrayed the nation by joining the current usurper government’s parliament which has no representatives of people,” he told a human chain programme. Sought his comment about the media reports on the BNP’s negotiation with the government for freeing Khaleda Zia, the BNP leader said it is nothing, but a rumour. “Unfortunately, such rumours are being spread in Bangladesh now.” BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Moulvibazar-2 MP Sultan Mohammad Mansur.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said Moulvibazar-2 MP Sultan Mohammad Mansur belittled himself by joining a parliament which ‘lacks’ people’s representatives, reports UNB. Fakhrul said Mansur was not any important leader of Jatiya Oikya Front. “All the Oikya Front leaders are agreed that Sultan Mansur committed a grievous act by taking oath. That’s why he has been expelled from the alliance.” Hours after Mansur was sworn in on Thursday, Gono Forum expelled him from the party. He was also relieved from the steering committee of the Jatiya Oikya Front. BNP along with Gono Forum and some other parties joined the 30 December election in alliance under the banner of Jatiya Oikya Front. BNP bagged six seats while Gono Forum two in the election. Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal arranged the programme in front of the Jatiya Press Club marking the International Women’s Day. Replying to another question, Fakhrul said their party is strict to its decision of not joining parliament under any circumstance.”We’ve taken a decision in this regard earlier and that is final.” The alliance turned down the election results bringing the allegation of ‘massive vote robbery’ and decided not to join parliament.
Share Photo via FlickrA fourth defendant, Alayn Alvarez Castro, was arrested last year and the trio is set to be sentenced July 11.Prosecutors in Louisiana said three Cuban nationals have admitted that they agreed together and with others to obtain credit and debit card numbers that had been skimmed from gas pumps.A U.S. Attorney’s Office news release said 32-year-old Yusniel Hernandez Perez, 31-year-old Yadier Aluijas Fernandez, and 23-Year-old Henry David Martinez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit access device fraud Thursday.NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the men, who had been residing in Texas before their arrest, traveled to locations in Louisiana, where skimmers were previously installed and returned to Texas.They would then return to Louisiana with counterfeit access devices, which they used to make purchases as a local merchant.A fourth defendant, Alayn Alvarez Castro, was arrested last year and the trio is set to be sentenced July 11, 2018.
Kolkata: A statue of Radhanath Sikdar, the scientist who had measured the height of Mount Everest, has been installed at Chandannagar.The half-bust statue of Sikdar has ben installed opposite the Chandannagar Municipal Corporation and behind the Sacred Heart Church. The statue has been installed thanks to the initiative and financial assistance of Meera Roy. Sikdar, a follower of Derozio, was a brilliant student of Hindu College. He was equally famous for social service. He played a leading role in passing of the Widow Remarriage Act, prohibition of child marriage and polygamy. His role to spread women education has been remembered and acknowledged. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseHe is considered to be one of the pioneers of science education in India. To spread education of women, he brought out a magazine titled Masik Patrika with Pyarichand Mitra. Radhanath spent the last days of his life in Chandannagar at his uncle’s house in Godalpara. He was suffering from leukoderma which was then considered to be ‘White Leprosy’. He stayed in Chandannagar for 13 years until his death. The road where his uncle’s house was situated was renamed as Radhanath Sikdar Road by the Chandannagar Municipal Corporation on February 14, 1948. However, his friends and relatives left him and he died unwept and unsung for. The people of Chandannagar welcomed the initiative to install a half bust statue of Sikdar.
Kolkata: Mojammel Seikh, a Trinamool Congress leader in Murshidabad’s Domkal, who had suffered serious injuries in his head on April 23 during the Lok Sabha elections in Murshidabad constituency, succumbed to his injuries at a city hospital on Saturday.The district Trinamool Congress leaders have accused both CPI(M) and Congress activists of attacking the victim on the day of elections. The TMC leaders have also lodged a complaint in this regard on the basis of which a probe has been initiated. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIt was learnt that Seikh who was also the husband of a Trinamool Congress councillor at ward 2 under Domkal Municipality, had been standing near a polling booth in the area when some CPI(M) and Congress workers attacked him with a bamboo stick. Seikh received severe injuries in his head and various other parts of his body as well. The victim was immediately rushed to Domkal Sub-divisional hospital and later shifted to Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital after his condition deteriorated. As the patient did not show any sign of improvement, the family members of the victim later moved him to a city hospital. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAfter fighting for life for the past two weeks, Seikh died at the hospital on Saturday. Trinamool Congress leaders in the district alleged that it was a deliberate attempt by the CPI(M) and Congress to weaken their party’s organisation in the district. They also added that Seikh had been instrumental in strengthening and flourishing the organisation. Both the CPI(M) and Congress leaders from the district denied the charges levelled against them by the TMC. They called it a result of intra-party clash within the TMC. The local TMC leaders lodged a complaint mentioning the names of a few persons. Police have started a probe. They are yet to arrest the culprits who were involved in the crime.
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We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. You’ll also find us on Instagram here . 23:06That’s all for todayThanks for being with us. Join us tomorrow for the latest news, travel updates, weather and more.22:42House fire in Chell Heath caused by cooker being accidentally knocked onFirefighters were called to a blaze at a house after a cooker was accidentally ignited.Crews from Hanley and Newcastle were called to Bentley Road, in Chell Heath, at around 7pm this evening. A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said: “It had been smouldering for about an hour before we were called and arrived. It was actually extinguished by a neighbour. There was severe smoke logging and we used a ventilation fan to remove smoke from the property. We also treated a person for smoke inhalation. “We’d like to stress the importance of having a working smoke alarm.”21:55Update on mortar shells found in Staffordshire townStaffordshire Police are still at the scene of a building site in Chasetown, Burntwood, following the discovery of a large number of mortar shells. They are undertaking controlled explosions that will be ongoing until late tonight. Officers have urged people not to be alarmed if they hear any loud bangs in and around the local area. A cordon is still in place and people are advised to stay away.20:45Congleton road cordoned off after serious collisionReades Lane in Congleton is closed in both directions following a serious collision. Police and ambulance are in attendance at the scene and the road is expected to remain closed for several hours. Read our full report here. Reade’s Lane in Congleton has been cordoned off (Image: Congleton Police)20:09What you need to know about the General Data Protection Regulation and this websiteWe want to do everything in a transparent manner so we have updated our privacy notice. You can read about it here. 19:07Cordon in place as bomb disposal operation is ongoing in Staffordshire townA bomb disposal operation in Burntwood is ‘likely to continue to tomorrow’ – after an unexploded item was discovered by builders on a housing development.Army bomb disposal officers confirmed the incident on Milestone Way was ongoing, but no further evacuations will take place.A 100m cordon remains in place as a precaution for public safety.Read our full report here.18:24Lanes re-opened on M6 and A500All lanes have been re-opened following the multi-vehicle accident on the M6 Southbound between J13 A449 (Stafford South) and J12 A5 (Gailey), but there is still a 40 minute delay. There was also an accident earlier on the exit slip road on the A500 Northbound near A5007 City Road (City Road Interchange), with congestion on the A500 to A34 Stone Road (Hanford Interchange). All lanes have been re-opened there too.Lane have also re-opened on the A500 Southbound near A50 (Sideway Roundabout). Travel time is 30 minutes. Vehicles have been recovered, scene has been cleared.18:15SECOND Stoke-on-Trent school placed in lockdown as man escorted off groundsA primary school was placed in lockdown this afternoon after a suspicious man was seen walking around the grounds.Pupils, teachers and staff at Mill Hill Primary Academy, in Tunstall, were ordered to stay in their classrooms while police searched the area at around 1.40pm.A man was later escorted off the premises before heading off in the direction of Tunstall Park.The incident came just an hour and 40 minutes around Haywood Academy – around four miles away in Burslem – was also placed in lockdown.It is not clear whether the two incidents were connected at this stage but police are looking into the possibility as part of their inquiries.Read the full story here. Haywood Academy, Burslem17:18Police at scene of accident on A500There are long delays due to an accident involving two vehicles on the A500 Northbound near A5007 City Road (City Road Interchange), with congestion to A34 Stone Road (Hanford Interchange).Police are at the scene. It’s affecting traffic between Northwood and Shelton. 16:51Accident reported on A500Reports of queueing traffic due to accident on A500 D Road near A5007 City Road (City Road Interchange).Both directions of travel are being affected, awaiting confirmation of direction. 16:07All traffic held on M6Stationary traffic due to all traffic being temporarily held and multi-vehicle accident on M6 Southbound between J13 A449 (Stafford South) and J12 A5 (Gailey).At around 16:00 all traffic was held to assist. Originally, lanes two, three and four (of four) were closed.15:51Armed police stood down after search for knifeman led to school being locked downHaywood Academy was on lockdown for around 45 minutes while police searched for the suspected knifeman. More here.13:43Slow traffic on M6Very slow traffic on M6 Northbound between J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area.Within the smart motorway works. 13:29Shed was ‘well alight’ when firefighters arrivedFirefighters were called out to a shed fire which had caused damage to a nearby property. Just after midnight two engines and a rapid response unit were sent to Coleridge Close in Sandbach. On arrival the crews, from Sandbach and Crewe, found the shed was ‘well alight’. A spokesman for Cheshire Fire Service said: “The fire had also damaged a nearby property. Firefighters used three hose reels to extinguish the fire and were in attendance for 90 minutes.”13:26Newsagents evacuated following suspected fireA newsagents had to be evacuated after a food chiller had over heated. Firefighters were called to the business on Penda Way in Sandbach just before 8.50pm last night. A spokesman for Cheshire Fire Service said: “Crews attended the scene and found that a full evacuation of the store had taken place. “The team used a thermal imaging camera to examine the scene and found that a food chiller had over heated.”The chiller was removed from the premises12:55Armed police respond to reports of ‘gun shot’Police have charged a 16-year-old boy with possession of a knuckle duster – after being called to a street following reports a gun had been fired.Armed officers headed to Mafeking Street in Goms Mill at 5.45pm yesterday evening following a call a gun shot had been heard.While no firearms were discovered at the scene a teenager was stopped and searched outside a property and officers recovered a knuckle duster.Now the youth has been charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.He is due to appear at North Staffordshire Youth Court on June 11.11:30Mortar shell discovery sees area cordoned offPolice have cordoned off a building site after discovering a ‘large number’ of mortar shells.Such is the scale of the discovery in Chasetown, Burntwood, that a 200 metre cordon is in place.The mortar shells found in Burntwood (Image: Staffordshire Police)And Staffordshire Police is urging people to stay away from the area.A spokesman said: “We are currently at the scene of a building site in Chasetown, Burntwood, following the discovery of a large number of mortar shells. “As a precautionary measure, a 200m cordon is in place and local businesses have been evacuated to ensure public safety. “We are advising people to stay away from the area while we deal with this incident and thank everyone for their patience and cooperation.” 11:25Blaze destroys detached home and two vehiclesFirefighters spent around seven hours tackling a serious blaze at a detached home.Crews were called out to the property on Hunstmans Walk in Kinver at 12.25am this morning where they discovered the home was ‘well alight’.And two vehicles were also on fire.The home in Kinver A spokeswoman for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue said: “Thankfully all five occupants from the home had evacuated after they discovered the fire. They were uninjured but were checked over by paramedics at the scene as a precaution.” Fire crews from Kinver, Wombourne, Brierley Hill and Stourbridge were joined by Dudley during the early hours.The incident was scaled back to one appliance at 7.30am.The spokeswoman added: “Firefighters from Wombourne remain at the scene and a fire investigation is due to take place today.”10:33Bike servicing, sports, and an information morningYoungsters are being invited to learn more about maintaining their bikes tonight. Police are staging a week of action in the Stanfield area and will this evening play host to Chris Plant, of Plant Cycle Works. Chris will be in Tunstall Park from 5.30pm showing how to repair bikes and doing some services. Police at Tunstall Park todayIn addition Engage Communities will be hosting various sport activities at the park at the same time.Local PCSO Kirsty Lovatt said: “A lot is going on and we are grateful to Chris for giving his time for free.”Currently a range of organisations and support agencies at at Floral Hall. They will be there until 1pm. 08:07Dave KnapperWell look who is reading The Sentinel…Pete Conway, dad of Potteries megastar Robbie Williams, has shared this snap of his son catching up with all the news from North Staffordshire. Robbie Williams catching up on the news from North Staffordshire in The SentinelNice to see you’re a reader, Robbie! When you’re away it’s good to know what’s going on at home….. @MartinTideswell pic.twitter.com/qgbbUVVjEg— Pete Conway (@poppapete299) May 23, 201807:43Dave KnapperYoungster rescued from disused buildingFirefighters were called to help a schoolgirl who had become trapped in a disused building.The incident took place on Crewe’s Electricity Street at around 7.45pm last night.The youngster was trapped in a building on Electricity StreetOne engine from the town was sent to the scene where an extension ladder was used to carry out the rescue.A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue said: “The team were in attendance for approximately 15 minutes.”06:50Dave KnapperForce’s canines deal with a number of incidentsPolice dogs experienced a busy night across North Staffordshire.Henry, a Belgian Malinois, and Cooper, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, headed out on a range of incidents from a burglary to concerns over the safety of an individual. Staffordshire Police’s PD Henry with PD CooperCooper is the first Staffie taken on by the force and is handled by PC Tim Moss, who is also in charge of Henry. During the night the four-legged duo were called to deal with two attempted burglaries, a burglary, a search for a stolen car, a domestic, a concern for safety, and a drink driver. PC Moss and his ‘colleagues’ covered 75 miles. 05:45Dave KnapperPolice receive 501 emergency calls…in one dayYesterday proved another busy occasion for Staffordshire Police – with the force handling thousands of calls.The county constabulary has revealed how Wednesday saw the Stafford-based control room receive 501 999 calls and 1,1287 101 calls.That resulted in 957 incidents being recorded in just one day.
News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. 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The study also found follow-up scans over time correlate clearly with clinical outcomes and patient survival. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012 (the most recent year for which numbers are available) 177,489 men in the United States were diagnosed with prostate cancer, and 27,244 men in the U.S. died from the disease.Andrea B. Apolo, M.D., chief of the Bladder Cancer Section, Center for Cancer Research, at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., said, “To our knowledge, this is the first report of follow-up NaF scans of prostate cancer patients over a one-year period correlated with survival. The findings in this study provide support for the use of NaF-PET/CT in clinical practice in patients with advanced prostate cancer.”Sixty prostate cancer patients, including 30 with and 30 without known bone metastases by conventional imaging, underwent NaF-PET/CT at baseline, six and 12 months. Positive lesions were verified on follow-up scans. Changes in standardized uptake values (SUV) and lesion number were correlated with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) change, clinical impression and overall survival. Also, greater change in SUV at six and 12 months correlated with greater change in PSA.In an exploratory analysis, paired Tc-99m-MDP bone scans (TcBS) were available in 35 patients at baseline, 19 at six months and 14 at 12 months. Malignant lesions on NaF-PET/CT were classified on TcBS as malignant only 65 percent of the time; 25 percent were indeterminate; and 10 percent were negative. In addition, 65 percent of paired scans showed more lesions on NaF-PET/CT than on TcBS. The study shows that NaF-PET/CT detects more bone metastases earlier than TcBS and enhances detection of new bone disease in high-risk patients.Apolo stated, “Our study suggests that NaF-PET/CT may be a useful imaging modality in the diagnosis, prognosis and follow-up of prostate cancer patients at high risk for bone metastasis. It provides a strong rationale to further the clinical development of NaF-PET/CT as a bone imaging tool in prostate cancer and other malignancies.”For more information: www.jnm.snmjournals.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Related Content News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Proton Therapy | July 17, 2019 Shorter Courses of Proton Therapy Equally Effective in Treating Prostate Cancer July 17, 2019 — Treating prostate cancer read more News | PET-CT | June 07, 2016 Sodium Fluoride PET-CT Predicts Advanced Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study finds NAF-PET/CT more accurately detects bone metastases while improving long-term clinical outcomes and survival News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, Universi read more Princess Margaret Cancer Center uses machine learning to create automated treatment plansVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:22Loaded: 4.83%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Hilton Worldwide has announced a ‘Discover Asia with Up To 30% Less’ mid-year promotion that will give holidaymakers more reasons to explore gems of South-East Asia for relaxation, shopping and dining experiences. From now through to 30 June 2015, guests can book and save up to 30% on room rates at participating Hilton Worldwide properties in popular city and beach destinations in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Through Discover Asia, Hilton Worldwide wants to inspire holidaymakers to visit the exciting destinations within the region, parting with the happiest memories. Guests may become city explorers in Thailand and Singapore, and uncover hidden treasures at vintage markets in Bangkok, or shop at world-class malls at Orchard Road and the Marina Bay area. Similarly, they may become local culture explorers and set sail on river boats in Hanoi, or enjoy the local cuisines of Malaysia. From romantic getaways to family vacation, guests are encouraged take advantage of the mid-year offer to share a special moment with loved ones on the beautiful beaches in Phuket, Hua Hin or Maldives.Guests must make their reservations between 11 May and 30 June 2015, and complete their stays between 14 May and 31 October 2015 at any participating property within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio in Southeast Asia.The special offer requires a minimum three days’ advance booking with full non-refundable prepayment, and are subject to availability.en.hiltonhoteldeals.com/southeastasia19 may 2015
VLM Airlines will launch three flights to Frankfurt per day, from Antwerp on May 4th as part of a code-share agreement with Air France.The German city is the airline’s third destination from Antwerp after London City airport and Manchester airports.VLM Airlines managing director Johan Vanneste said that three flights a day would be operated between the two cities using a Fokker 50 aircraft.”The opening of our third destination from Antwerp is of great importance to Antwerp International Airport, which once again can play its trump card of being a comfortable and fast gateway to major European cities,” he said.Mr Vanneste added that, since the European Central Bank established its seat in Frankfurt, the importance of the city as a major financial centre “has only increased”.Passengers can expect the flight to last for one hour and 20 minutes.VLM Airlines launched a new flight to Eindhoven from London City Airport on January 12th. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedVLM’s Amsterdam-London City service ‘slicker’ than rivalsThe performance saw the Belgian carrier surpass rivals KLM, easyJet, British Airways and bmi.Aer Arann to launch service between Isle of Man and London CityAer Arann has announced that it will fly to London City AirportNew flights to Nantes to be launched from London City next monthAir France will launch new flights to Nantes from London City Airport